2 Fresher HAI Surveillance Officer NGO Jobs at Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) February, 2024

Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) is an independently governed institute within the College of Health Sciences at Makerere University and has the mission “To strengthen health systems in Africa, with a strong emphasis on infectious diseases, through research and capacity development.” IDI has operations across Uganda as well as in a number of other African countries and has a staffing of over 1,000 managing multiple projects in research, clinical services, public health and training.


Job Summary:   The SSI surveillance is an IPC programmatic, non-research, activity encompassing five regional referral hospitals. This program aims to establish a feasible and sustainable SSI surveillance program in selected RRHs. Good surveillance will provide valuable information on ways to inform the implementation and ongoing evaluation of SSI prevention interventions, improve patient outcomes, and ensure patient safety in the long run


Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administer all surveillance procedures like data collection and entry, patient follow-up, and treatment to patients recruited into the study as guided by the protocol
  • Participate in patient assessments on the maternity wards, theater and postnatal wards
  • Mentorship of facility teams on HAI surveillance
  • Ensure patient safety and confidentiality.
  • Knowledgeable of applicable Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Complete, timely and accurate documentation of all activities as per SOPs, and study protocols
  • Update project logs, CRFs, and other documents.
  • Understand IPC principles
  • Any other duties as directed by the immediate supervisor.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant must hold a Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Training in midwifery is an added advantage.
  • Experience or knowledge in the IPC
  • Experience in clinical and maternal care, including surgical care.
  • Experience in implementing quality improvement projects.
  • Highly organized, detail oriented and self-motivated.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to multi task.
  • Be flexible.
  • Strict observance of agreed upon timelines/deadlines.
  • Good interpersonal/communication skills
  • Respects authority and commands respect
  • Registration with nursing and midwifery council
  • Recent clinical experience working as a clinical care essential
  • Able to carry out clinical care, assessing patients clinically and carrying out usual clinical procedures.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested applicants should apply online at the link below.


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Deadline: 2nd March 2024

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